Tag Archives: Andrew Jackson

Slavery and Guns: America’s “Peculiar Institutions”

How are U.S. “gun rights” today an extension of a right created to preserve slavery?

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Francis Scott Key and the Slavery Question

What role did the famous author of “The Star-Spangled Banner” play in the debate over American slavery?

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Occupy Wall Street and the Missing American Revolution

What is the historic context and potential significance of the protest movement directed against Wall Street?

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America’s Enduring Advantages

How will the United States deal with the fissures created by globalization and meritocracy?

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Panic of 1819: The First Major U.S. Depression

How have past financial crises affected the history of the United States?

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